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Forgiveness

What Nelson Mandela Reminded Me About the Power of Forgiveness (And Why You Need to Forgive, Too)

What Nelson Mandela Reminded Me About the Power of Forgiveness (And Why You Need to Forgive, Too)

On being freed from prison in 1990, Mandela had this to say: ”As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.” 

If there was ever a wake-up call, that was it. I realized that by holding on to the anger towards those that had hurt me in the past, I was willingly a prisoner of their dungeons, and I really didn’t want to keep giving them that much power.